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the cover of this book, which is -- just incandescently beautiful . it's got a lady holding a red ball. geoff: yeah. craig: or apple, as some people call them. i think that's the australian word. geoff: yeah. craig: they don't call them balls, they call them apples. house your apples? how are your apples? if you go to an australian doctor, they say, let me hold your apples and turn your head and could have. geoff: i hear that ferguson has only got one apple. the cover of that book makes you want to turn qur head and cough. -- turn your head and cough. craig: turn your head and cough, geoff. good night, everybody! [applause] captioned by the national captioning institute
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new tonight on 9news and washington guardian probe has uncovered $6 billion in what could be tax dollars gone to waste. >> investigative reporter says some of it is already six-feet under, literally. >> reporter: until now, official estimates on waste within the stimulus program had
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been put on by about $11 million. but that's nothing compared to the questionable spending we'd found. to get it you would have to multiply that number by about 600 times. just to get on the same spread sheet buried in department after department and underground. it's possible that you might find some of the people under these historic headstones, that they got some of the dollars after they were buried. our probe found a report of v.a. checks being paid out using social security numbers of dead americans. the unknown dead monument has a definitive link to the spending too. we are tracking the money sent to maintain this century-old maryland monument and others across the country paid out as a part of the 2009 economic stimulus package. but tonight the veterans administration's own internal watchdog says that the agency cannot determine whether or not they spend the money effectively at the cemetery or other projects because they don't have an effective way to prioritize projects or measure if they really help stimulate
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the economy. wusa and the washington guardian added up all the internal investigations at the department of energy, department of education, and 27 other federal agencies that spend stimulus money, finding more than .8 million had been misspent, lost to fraud, or questionable in other ways. our reviews on the program and spending on the american recovery reinvestment act indicates the numbers are likely to grow. investigators in the government agency that spent the money continue their audits and pursuing more than 1,900 open criminal investigations. for more specific examples like funds intended to aid the poor folks in rural areas, instead being paid for homes with swimming pools. check out our findings at for 9 wants to know with the washington guardians. >> thank you, russ. the white house did not respond to requests for a comment, anita? you can rip out that dictionary page that has the word landslide in it because it
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looks like we're not going to be needing it this time this year. polls show the popular vote for the president to be virtually tied and that is enough for both candidates to run scared and hard. >> reporter: we'll see some running hard over the weekend in virginia, anita, one of the few remaining swing states. but there was not much running this evening in silver spring. more like a slow walk. early voting scheduled to d at 9:00 p.m. and at 8:30, the lines were so long. >> reporter: 24 hours ago the number of the early maryland voters passed 3 30,000. tonight's numbers could push it up to half a million, even though that they are not spending any time in the obama column. they sounded alike. >> ohio is a center place where we will make sure that we take and we're going to take back the white house. >> we will win ohio! we'll win this election! >> reporter: both men know where they need to be and a new
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cbs analysis shows obama at 255 electoral votes solid or leaning towards him. 205 electoral votes followed or leaning towards governor romney. 270 electoral votes wins it. so they are campaigning in the same places. >> there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it will come down to who gets their voters to the polls. all about turnout as this race is in absolute dead heat. >> reporter: neither said much new on friday, reacting to the new unemployment report, up .1% with 171,000 new jobs created in october. >> unemployment is higher than when he took office. >> the company has hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: but sometimes this evening, they sounded alike. >> god bless you, god bless the united states of america. >> god bless you. god bless america! >> god bless america adds to
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something unexpected like hanging chads. this is over in four days. anita? >> don't jinx us, gary. tuesday's weather could play a role in voter turnout. here is topper with a look at what you can expect from the all-important swing state. >> reporter: yes, here are most of the swing states. good news. a little bit of rain in wisconsin, maybe 45 with some light rain in milwaukee. but by early november for early november, that's not bad actually. some clouds in des moines, 56. dubuque, 45 with clouds. ohio looks fantastic. sunshine, temperatures in the 40s. mid-50s for cincinnati. that's about as good as it gets for november and ohio. now in new hampshire, we've got upper 30s in berlin. low 40s here. also with sunshine. west virginia and north carolina, this may be a little overdone. clouds will be on their way in. we'll be dry in virginia. 49 in lees, 52 in richmond. light rain possibly in raleigh, which may hold off until the polls close and 50 in
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charlotte. florida, showers, no big deal. some storms in orlando, 78. showers in jacksonville, 70 and 82 with showers and storms in miami. we'll come back and talk about the weekend weather for the redskins, watching the possibility of another recent one next week. >> thank you, topper. well tomorrow more than 1,000 puppeteers will be marching down the national mall. they are all rallying in response to mitt romney's comment during the first presidential debate saying he wanted to eliminate the government funding for pbs. the most popular show on that network, of course, is sesame street. and you can bet that all the news did not sit so well with big bird. today, you can spot him at a polling place in austin, texas and you probably figured out who he is going to vote for. we've got continuing coverage of the upcoming election coverage on our website. just go to click on the campaign 2012 banner at the top of our home page. anita? and the new york city marathon is the latest victim of super storm sandy. just a few hours ago, the marathon was canceled at the
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public backlash over earlier plans to go ahead and have it. new yorkers complained that the marathon would take police and other resources away from the areas hard hit by the storm five days ago. mayor michael bloom issued a statement saying, "we cannot -- bloomberg issued a statement saying, "we cannot allow this to distract attention away from the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track." many of those affected by the storm agree. >> life changes, you know. sometimes you've got to cancel things. i mean there was no halloween. >> folks helping with the race have shifted their focus, now helping out-of-town runners that don't need the hotel rooms anymore to donate those rooms to families displaced by the storm. sandy's force is very visible on staten island where the marathon was suppose to start. both are piled on top of each other. houses are torn from their foundations, and they pushed them hundreds of feet away into the march. homes have been boarded up.
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some with signs that beg for help. there is some good news. this video shows that the chelsea section of manhattan where the electricity was restored just before dark tonight. at least half of manhattan lost its power. and the new jersey governor chris christie calls the destruction he witnessed today, "unfathomable and heartbreak." it was important to see the damage firsthand to chart the course for rebuilding. many roads have been opened and the travel bans have been -- bans have been lifted. still ahead at 9:00, one woman gets an unexpected -- still ahead at 9, one woman gets an unexpected gift in her yard after sandy took out a tree in her yard. we're going to donate $1 to the american red cross any time you like our facebook page. the well-known boxing coach and his wife are facing the possibility of taking some body blows in federal court.
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keely thompson and his wife bianca are looking at federal charges after misusing $1.5 million of grant money that had been intended for underprivileged kids in the district. that money was suppose to help funds keely's boxing centers, but instead investigators say he and his wife spent the cash on lavished vacations, gambling trips, cars, furnitures, even payouts to themselves. they were indicted today on the scheme and the wire fraud charges, but they have yet to be arraigned. and new tonight at 11:00, we've got the sketch of a man wanted for sexual assault. on october the 21st, a woman was on the trail in bethesda when she was attacked. the suspect is about six feet tall and has short brown hair. recognize that guy? call the cops. and we have also learned that another woman was groped. this time in the springfield area. it happened on thursday afternoon in the 7200 block of commerce street. this is the 8th groping reported there in the last couple of months. the woman says she screamed when the pervert grabbed her and then he took off running.
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take a look at this sketch from the previous attack. the most recent victim says that this man, he does resemble the man who grabbed her. anita? think your baby is adorable? who doesn't. well one guy says his daughter is down-right ugly and blames the mom. he even took her to court. this is a story that you've got to hear. and this train is just a chugging along. you know what's going to happen and you know that you still want to see it. join us after the break.
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when babies are first born, they are not always super cute. >> no, not always. but every parent thinks that their baby is still adorable, right? >> wrong. there's a guy in china that says his daughter was so ugly that he was horrified. now first the man thought that his wife had an affair, but they said no this is your kid. well then mrs. ex-wife came clean, that she had $100,000
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worth of plastic surgery. do you see the comparisons of the before and after look? well he sued based on the grounds of false pretenses that he had been duked into thinking that she was naturally beautiful. well guess what, the judge agreed, ordering her to fork over $120,000. >> what about the baby? >> well, you know, we didn't speak about that. >> wow. we hope that the baby will be taking after dad. >> oh, derek. caught on tape, the big bang and folks, this ain't no theory. just watch. the locomotive barrels down a track. slams right into the big utility truck. you don't know which is more amazing here. the crash itself or the fact that nobody got hurt. the pes -- especially the two guys in the truck. the man happened to be recording the video for the little boy that loves the trains. with all that destruction left in the wake of the super storm sandy, how about a little good
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news. >> we have that from woodley park. >> you are probably thinking that this will be a story about the post super storm sandy, the clean up, and it kind of is, but it is not about what one person lost, rather it is about what one home received. the gift and it is quite a mystery. >> i was just sitting at my dining room table, doing some work and i heard that wooshing sound. >> in a moment, a very big tree came crashing down right in front of her home. and that was on monday at the height of sandy. and less than 24 hours later, the city came to take it away. >> it was kind of amazing on how quickly they came to deal with that issue. >> reporter: and if you thought that was a surprise, here is where it gets good. >> when i came home from work around 6:00 that evening, walking on to my porch, there was this lovely little thing
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here. >> reporter: and one for every apartment in the house, all made out of wood, presumably from the downed monster tree. though no one knows for sure. >> i started asking more people, are you sure you're not the one that did this? and everyone, they are like no. >> reporter: so for now, all we know is after the darkness comes a little life. and a little light humor. >> it is all a mystery. so sad. so it is great. >> reporter: if you're the hurricane ferry, reach out to us on facebook. we would love to hear from you. in woodley park, 9news. >> that is heartbreak -- that is really cool. >> yes, i like that a lot. >> me too. >> i like the whole thing. a bright, but brisk weekend. we can handle that. sunday will be the better of the two days, even so you are dressed in the 40s, it will be
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chilly. the high was 55. now 48 downtown. dew points in the 20s with the drier colder air moving in. they were still gusting up to 23 just last hour. the humidity is pretty low and the pressure is now recovering. for the inches of mercury. satellite picture radar combined. the clouds are stemming just a little bit. rain and snow showers into pennsylvania. it will be for the rest of tonight and tomorrow and more sunshine tomorrow than what we had today. breezy with a cold start on saturday. grab a jacket and sunglasses as you will need both. now, we'll talk about the turns game. it will be chilly. dress for the 40s as it will still be windy. still chilly for the redskins game as well. overnight it looks like this. partly cloudy as it will be windy and cold and a one blanket night. lows in the 30s. northwest at 10 to 20 with higher gusts. and now tomorrow morning, partly cloudy, breezy, chilly. 30s and 40s. winds are in the morning, 10 to
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15 as they will pick up though again in the afternoon. i hope to see a lot of you in the morning. and the walk will start at 10:00. check in at 9:00. essentially just across the museum. no pets, please. it's a beautiful walk. you know what, it is now full color downtown in terms of the foliage. and now the turps, partly cloudy, windy, chilly. yellow jackets are in town. you still need a jacket. high temperatures in the low 50s. there are those winds again, northwest, 10 to to on the gustier side -- 10 to 20 on the gustier side. before you go to bed, turn your clocks back one hour. you don't have to wait until 2:00 a.m. to do it and also very important, replace the batteries in your smoke detectors as well. a good habit to get into. redskins partly cloudy and
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cool, 50 to 55. our 9 weather alert, green, green, green, which is nice. low 50s pretty much across the board. in the next seven days. we're keeping election day dry, just kind of chilly, mid-50s. you think that the nor'easter would hit us. in the wake of the nor'easter, actually not cold, back into the 60s next friday, which by the way is average. >> 60s better than 30s and freezing cold. >> yes, i had to concentrate as there was a lot going on in your seven-day forecast. >> yes, dress for the 30s, man. >> whoa. >> yes, 8:00, chillily . redskins, you know, we're telling everyone to go and like us on facebook because you can get one of these jerseys. we have been giving them away all year long. continuing to do it this week, of course. >> yes. >> four and a half sacks. >> you know it. i think that you just made up that nickname. >> you need to go to facebook and tell us why you think this
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jersey should be yours. we'll pick the best response. and that is his name. >> no. >> all right, what are we talking about tonight? more football. can the broke-down terrapins take on the upset of theengineers? starting a back-up linebacker at quarterback. hope that works out well for them. it is almost time for the second season. prep football is
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well, pulling off a win against georgia tech as we should all petition that there. and the borderline criminal in a sport sense that is. four quarterbacks are down. none to go. so the converted linebacker. he is getting the call. he pressed into the service. and after they tore his acl. late in the boston college game. and now the sports department, they want to know how rare it is to lose this many games, so they put it out to several
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schools. no one has heard of such a thing. uncharted territory. that's what they are calling it. the kick off tomorrow at 12:30. on campus tonight. maryland exhibition hoops, verses indiana, pennsylvania. the freshman, no need to ask. he is a smooth operator. 16 points for the woodbridge native. winning it 63-71 next friday as that will not be true. they play their first playoff game in five seasons. the black and red will be taking on new york. scheduling note here. and the game has been switched to rfk stadium because of hurricane sandy. kick off at 8:00. the team wants their fans to wear black. all right, that should be fun tomorrow. and the implications galore coming up, especially in maryland. nobody is going to go to the tough streets of bethesda. expecting to get a
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all right, our game of the week is called the bell game. falls church and jeff stuart separated by less than five miles of fairfax county, started playing for the prize bell more than 50 years ago. raiders have owned it the last two years. what would happen tonight? out to route7, right here by the corner shopping center. and speaking of shopping. the touchdown here is open. jags are on the board early. but watch them here. he would not be denied. carrying defenders into the end zone, fumbles it and picks it up. a good one going. you have been robbed. hold on to your police report
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as they fall, taken back here. 48-20. >> that is fantastic. our kids deserved it. and as a friendly rivalry. i'm glad that we came out on top of this one this time. >> good job there, coach. taking on west springfield. and speaking of purple, purple rain. purple rain. >> they will win it big tonight, 43-9. it's up there. the champions night, taking on chantilly. rams run tough. robinson feeling good, but not for long. check out their race, he's a dancing machine. just a dancing machine as they are rolling, 41-21 in that one.
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all right, they begin their playoffs next week. a good one here for them. northwest, trying to make up the second season. this was essentially a playing game as they got to it. they needed to get that iowa hawkeyes look, i guess. from 15 yards down and the rockets come on in. back to that man again, headed to the playoffs. just easy,54 to the 20 in the tough streets of bethesda. that's what they tell me. walter johnson, i'll tell you what so good. they didn't catch up with it, all the way to the house.


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